Another internet “what color is the dress” type craze has emerged. A sound clip that simply says one word is causing major debates.
A high school student from Lawrenceville, Ga. came to notice this odd sound clip when checking a vocabulary word on volcabulary.com. The word was “laurel” – the word for a wreath worn on the head, “usually a symbol of victory.”
The student played the sound clip that is typically provided on such websites and was shocked. He was looking at “laurel,” but he was hearing “yanny.” He took the discussion to classmates, which sparked the first of debates. Then he took it to Reddit.
Instant viral sensation.